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holly ©ejm99Rooster Ornamentholly ©ejm99

make a rooster decoration out of construction paper

Materials:

construction paper
scissors
white glue
pipe cleaners
bead eyes (optional)
feathers (optional)
embroidery thread
make a rooster ornament out of construction paper (gif ©ejm2002)

1.) Cut out two equal sized circles in one colour of construction paper and two larger equal sized circles in another colour. Using other colours of construction paper, cut out the beak, tail feathers, wings, comb and wattle.

2.) Start with the head: make a rooster ornament out of a construction paper (gif ©ejm2002)this will be made using the smaller circles. Carefully cut a line to the centre of each circle. (solid line in the image) Make two little cones by gluing the small areafrom the cut side to the dotted line on each circle.

3.) Put a thin line of glue on the concave edge of the cone. Place the beak, comb and wattle on the appropriate parts of the circle. Attach the other side of the head. Glue eyes to the outside.

4.) Next, the body: carefully cut a line to the centre of each of the large circles.rooster body of ornament out of a construction paper (gif ©ejm2002) (solid line in the image) Make two little cones by gluing the small areafrom the cut side to the dotted line on each circle.

5.) Put a thin line of glue on the concave edge of the cone. Place the head, tail feathers, a piece of looped embroidery thread and feet onto the appropriate parts of the circle. Attach the other side of the body. Glue the wings to each side.

6.) Leave to dry for 24 hours before hanging.

rooster ornament from construction paper (gif ©ejm2002)

You could put little candies or favours into the body of the rooster to make it into a mini-pinata, although I suspect it would have to be cut open rather than hung and batted in the traditional way.

Advent Calendar Dec 11 "Rooster Decoration"

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